The University of Southern Maine welcomed a new crop of indoor track and field athletes Friday and local standouts made an immediate presence.
Falmouth got off to the best start, as both the Yachtsmen boys’ and girls’ teams won a meet which included six other teams, including Freeport and North Yarmouth Academy.
The boys had 219 points and multiple event winners. In the junior division, Jacob Buhelt was first in the 55 (6.97 seconds) and the 200 (24.69). The 800 relay team was tops in 1 minute, 46.20 seconds. Senior division winners included Andrew Kowalsky in the shot put (45 feet, 1.75 inches), Will Wegener in the 55 (6.74) and the 400 (51.84), Jimmy Polewaczyk in the 200 (24.63) and the 800 relay (1:39.64). In the open division, Justin Hovey won the pole vault (9 feet), Henry Briggs was tops in the mile (4:53.16) and the two-mile (11:11.96) and Azad Jalali took the 800 (2:15.00).
The girls wound up with 203.5 points and also produced several first place finishers. Junior division winners included Julia Plummer in the shot put (26-1), Mary Catherine Kowalsky in the 200 (29.23), Maggie Seitz in the 400 (1:08.06) and the 800 relay team (1:58.67). In the senior division, Kate Sparks took the shot put (34-6) and the 800 relay team was tops in 1:57.49. Open division winners included Amy Webster in the pole vault (8 feet), Seitz in the long jump (14-4.5), Emily Rand in the triple jump (29-00.75) and the 3,200 relay team (11:30.44).
Freeport’s boys were third with 65 points. Charlie Lehmer won the open triple jump (35-6). Harrison Stivers was first in the junior 400 (58.71). The Falcons also captured the open 3,200 relay (9:12.50).
Freeport was seventh on the girls’ side with 30 points. The Falcons’ top finisher was Ciera Wentworth, who was runner-up in the senior 400 (1:05.17).
NYA’s girls came in fifth with 63 points. Jake Burns took the junior 55 (9.74).
The NYA boys were sixth with 51 points. Hannah Twombly was the winner of the 800 (2:35.58) and the open mile (5:52.78).
Greely’s girls rolled to victory in their meet, beating six other teams, including Yarmouth.The Rangers wound up with 263 points, 129 more than York, which was second. Greely had an abundance of event winners.
In the junior division, Cassidy Storey took the shot put (32-9), Sarah Ingraham the 55 (8.18), Jessica Wilson the 400 (1:03.80) and the 800 relay team was tops in 2:01.29. Senior division winners included Catherine Fellows in the shot put (27-11) and the 800 relay team (1:56.89). In the open division, Abby Bonnevie took the pole vault (7-6), Meaghan Crowley the triple jump (32-6.5) and Kirstin Sandreuter the two-mile (12:14.00).
The Greely boys placed second to York with 174 points. Jacob Isaacson took the junior 55 (7.33) and the junior 800 relay was first in 1:46.33. In the senior division, Jack Fellows won the shot put (51-7.25), Sam Mason the 55 (6.96) and the 200 (24.27). Open division winners included Matt Davis in the pole vault (10-6), Mason in the long jump (20-2.5), Ben Giffard in the triple jump (39-1.5), Stefan Sandreuter in the mile (4:50.50),
Yarmouth’s boys came in fifth with 37 points. Nick Pelletier won the junior shot put (37-1.75).
The Yarmouth girls finished sixth with 32 points. Jocelyn Davies was first in the senior high jump (4-4).
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Falmouth junior Henry Briggs and North Yarmouth Academy junior Brian Trelegan compete in the boys’ two-mile Friday. Briggs won the race, while Trelegan came in third.
Greely’s Kaley Sawyer (left) and Molly Fitzpatrick take part in the junior 55 hurdles in Friday’s season-opening meet. Fitzpatrick came in second. Sawyer finished third.